Preview | Cwmbran Celtic Ladies v Swansea City Women
Swansea City Women continue their Bute Energy Welsh Cup campaign when they travel to face Cwmbran Celtic Ladies in the second round this afternoon (2pm).
The fixture was originally set to be played on November 12, but was rescheduled following a failed pitch inspection.
The Swans will be seeking progression to the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time since the 2021-22 campaign, with Cascade YC Women awaiting the winners.
They will also be looking to build on the feelgood factor following victory over Wrexham in front of a record crowd for one of the team’s home fixtures at the Swansea.com Stadium last time out.
Cwmbran Celtic currently sit third in the Genero Adran South, coming into the game after a 2-1 win over Swansea University Women.
The Yellows progressed to the second round with a convincing 5-1 win over Ammanford Women, Eloise Meaney netting twice to help her side to victory.
Swansea City Women’s interim head coach Chris Church: “Any side you play, regardless of their level, you should never underestimate them, they’ll be looking to claim a big scalp, so we need to be professional, do the right things and carry out everything we’ve worked on in training.
“We’ve seen the togetherness from the group all season, they are pulling together and that win in the last round of this competition against Cardiff Met shows that and how far we’ve come.
“It’s definitely a chance for us to see other players and give them opportunities, but we can’t look past Cwmbran, we have to focus on this game.”
The two sides last met in the 2015-16 season with the Swans coming out on top 2-0 in a Welsh top-flight fixture.
Jodie Passmore put the Swans ahead after 12 minutes, converting from the spot after Katie Davies was brought down in the box.
Passmore would have her second five minutes from time, latching onto a great ball into the box to confirm the three points.